Tag Archive: religious freedom

Charter of Quebec Values — with controversial ban on religious garb — will unite province, Pauline Marois says

Pauline Marois says the Parti Quebecois’ planned Charter of Quebec Values — which would include a ban on religious headwear for public employees — will be a uniting force for the province. A… Continue reading

“Organized religion”? What is its meaning?

While I usually prefer to keep away from the vitriolic discussion which is the so-called “science and religion debate,” Rama Singh’s Hamilton Spectator commentary of July 23 demands a response. Singh’s piece continues… Continue reading

André Schutten: Even the faithful are citizens

The National Post article by Clayton Ruby and Gerald Chan, speaking against Trinity Western University (TWU) and its proposed law school, made for interesting reading. But it not a clear representation of Canadian… Continue reading

Editorial: Loyola’s Freedom of Religion

Ray Pennings is Executive Vice President of Cardus, and writes for their online journal, the Cardus Daily. Canada’s Supreme Court will hear a case next spring that will greatly impact the future choices… Continue reading

Supreme Court to hear Loyola High School’s case against mandatory ethics and religion course

MONTREAL – Alone in its lengthy legal challenge of the Quebec government’s Ethics and Religious Culture program, Loyola High School will now takes its case against the Quebec government’s compulsory course all the… Continue reading

Ontario fails to allow scrutiny of hospitals, schools: Marin

 TORONTO – Ontario Ombudsman Andre Marin joined a growing chorus of Ontarians today when he issued a report calling on the Ontario government to keep their promise to extend his oversight to include education… Continue reading

CCRF Celebrates Its First Year

With Canada Day just behind us, the Canadian Council for Religious Freedom is happy to celebrate the completion of its first year speaking up on the critical issue of religious freedoms in Canada.… Continue reading

Pakistan girl falsely accused of burning Koran moves to Canada to escape ‘brutal persecution’

A Christian girl who was accused of burning Islam’s holy book in a case that focused international attention on Pakistan’s harsh blasphemy laws was forced to move to Canada over security concerns, her… Continue reading

Dying – and killing – in a ‘free and informed manner’

Bill 52 sets out rules for health officials to follow when medically assisted death is requested QUEBEC — Quebec is taking a bold step, the first by a Canadian province, toward giving dying… Continue reading

FIFA strikes blow to Quebec’s turban ban, okaying headwear’s use in soccer

MONTREAL — Soccer’s world body has struck a blow against Quebec’s turban ban, saying such headwear is perfectly acceptable on the pitch. FIFA said in a statement Friday it is authorizing the wearing… Continue reading